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by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Address: 1801 N. Bryan Street
Neighborhood: Lyon Village
Listed: $1,995,000
Open: Saturday, April 21 from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m.

Stop by Saturday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. to chat with Dave Springberg of Spring Street Development, and to preview this exceptional home in Lyon Village.

With four finished levels, the home offers space for everyone and everything, including an Accessory Dwelling Unit in the sun-filled lower level.

Desirable details include wainscoting, wood floors on two levels, coffered ceiling and fireplace in the family room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and three baths and the top floor retreat has a fourth bedroom, bathroom and versatile space for an office, gym or playroom.

Gorgeous kitchen featuring crisp white cabinetry, blue island and quartz countertops. The home provides several dining options — either casual or traditional — along with a butler’s pantry and mudroom entry from the garage.

Walk to Clarendon for Metro, restaurants, shops, parks and bikepath.

Key/Science Focus, Swanson and Washington-Lee Schools.

Listed by:
Betsy Twigg
Washington Fine Properties
Phone: 703-967-4391
[email protected]
http://www.wfp.com/index.asp

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm 0

Washington Boulevard in Clarendon will transform into an art-lover’s paradise this weekend — April 21-22 — during the 6th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts.

One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings, crafted glasswork or to an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the 6th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts represents original, hand-crafted artwork selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

When: Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3003 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: [email protected] or 561-746-6615

Festival At-a-Glance:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original handmade artwork
  • 150 national and international artists
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Ample parking available and pets on leashes welcome

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                                                                           

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 34-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Dear ARLnow Readers,

Well-Paid Maids is Northern Virginia’s first and only living-wage home cleaning service.

By providing customers with an ethical alternative in the home cleaning industry, we hope to show that businesses can thrive while paying a living wage in an industry known for worker exploitation.

All of our staff members are employees, not contractors. They earn a living wage and receive a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, disability insurance, paid family leave, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and 22 paid days off annually (5 sick, 2 holiday and 15 vacation).

As we all know, the cost of living in Northern Virginia continues to rise. In January, the MIT Living Wage Calculator updated its figures and determined the DC-area living wage to be $16.90. As a result, Well-Paid Maids raised its starting wage to $17/hour in February — $9.75 above the Virginia minimum wage. And while some companies try to push rising costs onto customers, our prices have not gone up.

For Well-Paid Maids, the living wage is not a feel-good branding ploy or throwaway ad copy, it’s who we are.

If you’d like to join the dozens of ARLnow readers who have already used Well-Paid Maids, check out our website to learn more or book a cleaning today.

Best,

Aaron Seyedian
Founder, Well-Paid Maids

Want to learn more?  Check out recent coverage of Well-Paid Maids by The Washington Post and The Aspen Institute as well as the company’s reviews on Yelp!

ARLnow readers can get $10 off a cleaning by booking before April 30th and using coupon code ARLNOW (not combinable with any other discount).

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 16, 2018 at 10:30 am 0

Summer is coming! Have a snaggletooth that needs to get in line!? Look no further than your neighborhood orthodontist, Dr. Crissy Markova at VCO Orthodontics in Rosslyn.

For one day only, VCO Orthodontics is hosting an exclusive Invisalign Open House on April 27. Come in and sip on champagne while getting your smile ready for summer… with savings of over $1,500.

You’re thinking, “This is too good to be true.” Well, it gets better! As part of this event, a donation will be made to Arlington Public Schools for every patient. Dr. Markova is a huge supporter of many different organizations in Arlington but has a soft spot for all the amazing people that teach our amazing kids in Arlington.

Spaces are limited so call today for a complimentary consultation: 703-774-3070. The first 20 patients to call will also receive free teeth whitening.

Dr. Markova is a Harvard-trained specialist and one of the top Platinum VIP Invisalign providers. This means she has helped hundreds of patients get that perfect smile with clear trays. VCO’s cutting-edge Invisalign Suite is a relaxed space with beautiful views – come in today and see for yourself!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

The annual Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo is coming to Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road) on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The home show is a community event – not a commercial event. The goal: to educate Arlingtonians about the best ways to add value to their homes and improve their overall quality of life.

Now in its 12th year, the home show is a one-stop shop for all things related to improving and building homes including permitting, financing and choosing the right contractors. This year the show will focus on informing visitors about resilient remodeling — making sure a whole home is resilient to major weather disruptions.

The free, family-friendly event will include 16 workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics, including Accessory Dwellings (ADUs), Energy EfficiencyUniversal Design and Aging in Place, and will feature more than 65 exhibitors, including local builders, designers, master gardeners and more.  In celebration of the 50 years of the Fair Housing Act the Show will offer a special Fair Housing Seminar for Condominiums.

Attendees can also discuss their home improvement or building plans with representatives from a number of Arlington County agencies, who will be available for one-to-one consultation.

Admission and parking are both free. There will be a raffle for a 50-inch television, free energy efficiency kits for the first 150 visitors, many contractor specials and great food will be provided by Cafe Sazon.

The event is organized by Arlington County’s Housing Division and the nonprofit group Resilient Virginia. Gold Sponsor of this year’s show is Alair Homes Arlington.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 12, 2018 at 6:00 am 0

Address: 1803 Dominion Crest Lane McLean, VA
Neighborhood: Vinson Estates
Listed: $1,499,000.00
Open: Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m.

Elegant custom built contemporary home is beautiful and ready for new Owners.

This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is sited on a private cul-de-sac, walking distance to shops/restaurants. Stunning sun filled interior, deck and balcony, great floor plan for all.

New chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, center island, breakfast bar, coffee bar with Lucca expresso machine and breakfast room. Two-story foyer, dramatic stair case, front sitting room, dining room, bar area, fireplace room, tv room with built in speakers, kitchen, eat in space, 2 story office with back stairs to upper level bedroom, lots of light.

Owner’s retreat with sitting area, fireplace, dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath, private deck, back stairs to lower level office and main level. Upper level has 2 Additional Bedrooms, Full Bath, Laundry Room, Open to below.

Lower level has so much potential for new owners to have customized to their own needs, for instance, Gym, play room, apartment, movie theater, extra bedrooms, studio, etc. Car lovers can even fit sports car through doors and work on cars inside!

Appraised 2017. NO HOA. A MUST SEE!

Listed by:
Gloria Adams
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Cell: 703-356-6645 Office: 703-319-3344
[email protected]
TTRSIR.com
1803dominioncrestlane.com

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0

The 31st Annual Taste of Arlington presented by Courthaus Social, the signature event of BallstonGives, returns to Ballston on Sunday May 20 from 12-6 p.m.

This year’s festival features over 60 restaurants and food trucks, a beer and wine garden and nine local musical acts performing on two stages, including headliners White Ford Bronco. The beloved local band will close out the festival with the ultimate tribute to the 90’s on the Mix 107.3 Sound Stage presented by Clark Construction.

Featuring everything from Top 40 covers to original indie rock tunes, Taste of Arlington has something everyone can enjoy. Here’s a preview of some of the acts we can’t wait to see:

  • Broke Royals, one of the region’s top new bands, opens the festival on the Mix 107.3 Sound Stage with the upbeat alternative rock of their debut album.
  • Singer-songwriter and “The Voice” participant Brad Doggett will kick things off on the Ballston Point Live Sound Stage with guitar-driven covers of today’s hits.
  • Headliners White Ford Bronco blend everything from alternative rock and hip-hop to pop and country for a throwback 90’s dance party.

Rounding out the Mix 107.3 Sound Stage are energetic rockers Turtle Recall, rockabilly outfit Jumpin’ Jupiter and the Darby Brothers tribute to classic rock.

The Ballston Point Live Sound Stage will also feature the party rock anthems of Lost Growlers, hard rock trio Lucy’s Letdown and the genre-bending Most Savage Gentlemen.

Each year BallstonGives donates a portion of event proceeds to local non-profits. This year’s donations will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Center for Excellence, Volunteer Arlington and Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network.

Ready to rock out with the region’s top bands? Head over to www.tasteofarlington.com to get your discounted tickets today.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Cook Brothers Design/Build Remodeling doesn’t expect to be invited to every home renovation bid in Arlington, but as the No. 1 remodeler in Arlington, they can’t understand why they wouldn’t be at the kitchen table.

“All we do is renovate homes in Arlington County,” says Steven Tinter, president and general manager. “We don’t do new homes, we don’t remodel homes in Maryland or D.C. or other places in Virginia.

“Arlington County is all we’ve done for 31 years. If you’re not talking to us, you’ll be missing out.”

Cook Brothers focuses on risk reduction, which is vital when it comes to one of the most expensive expenditures a homeowner will encounter.

“Lowest bid? That is not our goal,” Tinter says flatly. “We’re typically not going to be the least-cost provider. Our prices are very competitive but we definitely are going to be the least-risk provider. And we’re going to give homeowners the best value because of that.”

Cook Brothers is the No. 1 remodeler in Arlington based on the number of building permits issued since the year 2000, when the county began recording them electronically. Those nearly 300 permits outpaces the second place contractor, a national franchised company, by more than a third.

“Reducing risk” is not only important but necessary for Arlington homeowners. “Arlington homes are modest, but they’re expensive homes,” he says. And many of them are older, with residual quirks from previous builders. Cook Brothers’ experience in the area gives them an advantage when it comes to encountering challenges distinct to Arlington homes.

But no matter how good the plans look on the kitchen table, it’s the skilled craftsmen and women of Cook Brothers who do the work. Tinter says his 18-year-round employees have been with the company “on average, close to 10 years. In our industry, that’s remarkable and something we’re proud of. We retain people by treating them well. We’ve made a commitment to our people and it shows. And that’s how we keep our costs consistent.”

Cook Brothers is at 5521 Lee Highway in Arlington. Call 703-536-0900 or email at [email protected]. The website is here: cookbros.org.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Free Home Buying Workshop to be held in Rosslyn — Multiple Dates.

The first 3 to register and attend the class get a FREE Google Chromecast!

Attend the free Home Buyer Class hosted by Orange Line Living and learn all of our tips and get $1,500 towards your next home purchase.

Benefits of Attending

  • $1,500 credit towards your new home or towards early lease termination
  • 12-month home buy-back guarantee
  • Wine and cheese provided
  • AND the first 3 to attend will receive a Google Chromecast

Space is limited, register by clicking here.

Details

  • When: Monday, April 9 and Monday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Orange Line Living, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Validated Parking or Free Street Parking
  • Food: Wine and Cheese
  • Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Learn More About Home Buying Essentials at Arlington’s Free Home Buying Workshop

You will get a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process — there’s more to know than you’d think.

The Orange Line Living Team and Keri Shull Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available and much more. There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.

Space is limited, register by clicking here.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Virginia had more than 1,000 unfilled teaching positions in October 2017, according to former Virginia State Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples.

In response to that shortage, Marymount University is expanding its education programs for those interested in seeking a pathway to the teaching profession. Its mission is central to meeting the needs of the community while fulfilling the dreams of newcomers and career-switchers who want to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Learn what Marymount can offer future teachers at a free information session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Rowley Hall, G206, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road.

Options include

  • Bachelor’s degree with VA state licensure in just four years
  • Fast-track, full-time, one-year Master’s program leading to licensure
  • Part-time, self-paced Master’s program, leading to licensure
  • Weekend cohort Master’s program leading to licensure in 18 months
  • Certificate program (12-15 credits) in Special Education, English as a Second Language and STEM that provides the foundation to teach on a provisional license

For more information or to register for the information session, visit www.marymount.edu/Education-Info-Session.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor April 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

Boxing and high-intensity interval training are two of today’s hottest workouts. A new Arlington studio offers the best of both worlds so you don’t have to decide which of the two is best for you.

BASH Boxing offers 45-minute classes, taught by the area’s best fitness experts, that exhilarate the body and mind. The BASH model takes the necessary roughness out of boxing and incorporates the best practices from a cardio workout. Plus, participants don’t have to be experienced because boxing basics are taught at the beginning of each class. The point is to break a sweat, while leaving with the confidence to punch, jump, and lift again.

BASH offers low-impact, water-filled training bags; top of the line strength and conditioning equipment; and concert style music during each class. They also take pride in community-oriented customer service.

The first few hundred people to sign up for presale rates can get a taste of BASH before its grand opening. Presale began today (Monday) at noon on bash-boxing.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor March 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

On Sunday, May 20, from 12-6 p.m. the 31st Annual Taste of Arlington presented by Courthaus Social returns to Ballston.

Hosted by BallstonGives, the charitable arm of the Ballston Business Improvement District (BID), this family-friendly street festival will benefit several Arlington non-profits including the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Center for Excellence and Volunteer Arlington.

The event features a craft beer and wine garden, live music on two stages, a dedicated KidZone and a pop-up dog park but the real focus of Taste of Arlington is the food. With over 60 restaurants and food trucks, this year’s restaurant row will be the biggest in Taste of Arlington history and will continue to showcase the best of Arlington’s rapidly growing food scene.

Buzzworthy newcomers like The G.O.A.T., Ambar and Bartaco will be in attendance, along with delicious Arlington favorites such as Epic Smokehouse, SER Restaurant and Rocklands Barbeque.

For those interested in trying something with an international flair, Taste of Arlington boasts a diverse lineup of vendors offering tastes from across the globe. From Venezuela (Arepa Crew) and the Philippines (Bistro 1521) to Australia (Oz) and Anatolia (Ozfeka Catering), there’s something to satisfy even the most adventurous of palates.

What can we expect to eat at this year’s festival? Here’s some of the dishes that already have our mouths watering:

  • Cheesetique’s gooey Melted Raclette, served with an assortment of dippable accompaniments.
  • Wood-fired pizzas from Timber Pizza, specifically the Green Monster, loaded with pesto, zucchini and kale.
  • Tacos Al Pastor, stuffed with roasted pork and pineapple, from TTT & Buena Vida.

Hungry yet? Tickets are on sale now, with discounted prices available until May 1. Head over to www.tasteofarlington.com to purchase your tickets today!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor March 29, 2018 at 6:00 am 0

Interested in buying a new home or designing your own?  Get a glimpse of the best new construction homes that Northern Virginia has to offer — on Saturday April 7 at 12 p.m.!

Join the Keri Shull Team for an exclusive FREE luxury tour around the latest and greatest new construction communities of Loudoun County including Toll Brothers, Beazer Homes, and NVR Homes. Hosted by New Construction Specialists from the Keri Shull Team, this luxury tour around Loudoun will take you through these new communities, while going over the ins and outs of building or buying a brand new home.

Perfect opportunity to discover your new home, meet your future developer or find your next inspiration.

Ride in style with the Keri Shull Team — Saturday, April 7. Wine and hors d’oeurves included — absolutely free.

Attendees of New Construction Limo Tour will receive our exclusive guarantee: Move up to any of our new construction listings and we will sell your current home for free!

Event details

  • What: New Construction Limo Tour
  • When: Saturday April 7th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Toll Brothers, Beazer Homes, and NVR Homes
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact:  [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited, so sign up today before it fills up! Register at: Loudouncountytour.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor March 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm 0

Extra Space Storage in Arlington offers state-of-the-art security and makes moving in and out simple by providing moving carts for interior units, commercial loading docks, ample covered parking and passenger elevators.

As part of the community, many of our customers enjoy taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of D.C. as well as frequenting local restaurants, festivals and shopping centers. We have successfully served the communities of Clarendon, Ballston, Rosslyn, D.C. and Arlington since 2001.

The cleanliness of Extra Space Storage of Arlington and the friendly professionalism of our staff ensure that you have an excellent experience storing with us. Our knowledgeable storage specialists can help you determine the unit that fits your needs.

Because we value our customers’ security, our facility has motion detection cameras providing 24-hour video surveillance, individual door alarms and a security floor level. Our facility also offers a unique feature called DocuSign, an electronic lease that you sign digitally to save you time.

We are conveniently located at 1001 N. Fillmore Street, minutes from D.C. at the three-way intersection of Fillmore, Washington Boulevard and 10th Street, just three blocks from the Clarendon Metro station and two miles from the Pentagon.

Our facility has 666 self-storage units ranging in size from 2’x 3′ to 10’x 45,’ some of which are climate-controlled for sensitive items, or any additional items that you might consider storing.

For more information, new customers can visit us online or contact Extra Space Storage at 855-518-3614.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor March 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

DC Bike Ride is the region’s only car-free, closed-road bike event and celebration of life on two wheels. We invite you to join the ride on Saturday, May 19 for a fun, recreational, family-friendly bicycle adventure.

Save $10 off standard registration when you use promo code ARLBIKE18 by April 1 at www.dcbikeride.com/arl.

Registration prices increase on Sunday, April 1. Kids ages 3 to 7 are always free and youth ages 8 to 17 are always half-price.

Watch our 2018 video to learn more about the event.

DC Bike Ride celebrates bicycling as a form of healthy living, fitness, transportation and fun. The event raises support for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s work on Vision Zero, a campaign to make streets safer for all roadway users. The event has committed more than $100,000 in support over three years to WABA for street safety neighborhood programs.

Participants will receive access to the closed-road course that starts in West Potomac Park overlooking the Potomac River and the Washington Monument. The 20-mile ride will feature on-course entertainment, music and rest stops, as well as a short-cut to the finish that offers a 7-mile course (in case you get tired).

The ride ends with a Finish Festival party with beats, eats and activities for all-ages at the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol. DC’s legendary go-go band Trouble Funk and DJ Little Bacon Bear will be performing at the festival. Participants also get a DCBR 2018 water bottle.

No bike? No problem! We partner with Bike and Roll DC to bring you easy bike rentals. Find us on social: @dcbikeride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Make DC Bike Ride your favorite springtime activity and join the ride today.

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